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No amnesty for undocumented immigrants

President Obama no longer has to worry about re-election, so now he is free to pursue his so-called "comprehensive immigration reform" — in other words, amnesty for illegal immigrants ("Granting legal status for undocumented immigrants will increase competition in workforce," Jan. 29).

Congress must stop any proposal by this administration to give amnesty to illegal immigrants. It must not ignore the plight of the American worker, and we should beware of the administration's lame excuses for rewarding illegal immigrants with American jobs.

The administration's willingness to grant amnesty to 12 million illegal immigrants should not come about as long as there are 20 million Americans who can't find a full-time job. Allowing 12 million undocumented immigrants to join the legal work force would only make the job market for American workers worse.

Let's not let the narrow results from a single election push us into rash decisions on amnesty for Illegal immigrants. Amnesty for illegal immigrants is not the answer and Congress must rule it out as a policy.

Al Eisner, Silver Spring

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